Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall Dining al fresco with some special gifts

Well, it's not really fall yet, but autumn is certainly in the air here in the mountains, and it was the perfect day to set a table on the porch. 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Consumer Reports Kitchen feature

I was so excited to finally find a copy of the October issue of Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning and Buying Guide! Why, you ask?  


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They contacted me earlier this summer wanting to buy a photo of the hanging rack I made to hold my cutting boards, so I, of course, said yes and patiently waited for the issue to come out. We could not find it here, so Luis picked up a copy at Barnes and Noble in Asheville where they were just putting them out on the shelves. 


This is a wonderful magazine packed full of gorgeous kitchen ideas, so I am humbled to have a little photo in such a beautiful magazine. If you are planning a new kitchen, updating your current kitchen or just looking for solutions for storage, etc., it's a great one to pick up.  I'm going to enjoy looking through my copy and doing a little kitchen dreaming:-)


Monday, August 17, 2015

Noritake "Condoro" and an exotic summer tablescape

As I promised last week, I decided to play around with the dishes and set some pretty tables, because I had seriously been neglecting that part of my blog. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blue Willow summer tablescape

When I started blogging five years ago, I focused on tablescapes, and since some of those old posts are pinned and repinned by the thousands, it dawned on me it just might be a good idea to focus on pretty tables again:-)


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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pretty white sheets

If there is one thing I *must have* in white,  it's pretty bed linens. You can imagine I was really excited after being contacted by Perfect Linens to try a set of their linens. 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Home Tour

I thought I would go ahead and wrap up a summer home tour in case any of you are interested in seeing everything in one post. At least you can see how everything ties together.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Music Room

Here is my final pink summer decorating post before I put it all together in a home tour. Like you need that much pink *all* in one post:-)

This is my music room and front entry all in one small corner of a big open space. It's the best way to work this room for us, as unconventional as it may seem. Some of you will remember it as our dining room a few years back. You can see some of the transformation HERE

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Laundry, smoothies and little things

I kind of felt like y'all might want a break from my pink summer decorating, so laundry was at the top of my list of random things to share:-) Well, not really, but at least it's something different.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Living Room

As promised, I have some more summer decorating to show you all, and today, we are in the living room. So get ready for pink, pink, more pink and a little Bohemian chic thrown in the mix:-)


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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bohemian chic summer dining

Hi everyone! Thank you to those of you who left encouraging comments after my surgery. I am recovering just fine, but we have been so busy with ministry, a TV show, and community activities, it's been hard to get posts done. But, I'm back now, and I want to get the rest of my summer decorating posts up so I can finish up with a home tour -- before fall arrives:-) First up is my dining room, and, as in the rooms you've already seen, I have infused a little "Bohemian-chic" flair into this room as well. 


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Colorful summer kitchen

Back in the spring, after I traded the red accents in the kitchen for hot pink, as happy as I was with the change, I knew I wanted to add a little more color.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Vintage summer bedroom -- Bohemian style

I really should title this post "Colorful summer bedroom," because it is full of vibrant color and just in time for summer.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vintage farmhouse style porch

We love our porches here in the mountains, and we certainly put ours to good use during the summer. I showed you all the front porch last week, so I thought we would go around and see the back porch today. 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Southern porch with vintage farmhouse style

I always anticipate getting the porches ready for summer, despite the amount of work it is, and after a week of hard work pressure washing, re-staining decking, painting railings, and moving and repainting furniture -- then getting everything back in place, I am happy to say the porches are cleaned, styled and ready for our family to enjoy.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Spring around the house...

I shared some of the outside blooms last week, so I thought I'd share what's "blooming" inside the house. 
I stripped everything back to lots of white after Christmas with a few hot pink accents, and the bright color really grew on me, so I kept adding more and more.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spring in the country

I have to admit there are many times in the spring I look around and see only the *huge* amount of work that has to be done to get the house and property back in shape here. Then I am reminded of how thankful I am to live in such a magical place, and that's when I stop and take notice of all those beautiful things that are right under my nose:-)

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Monday, May 4, 2015

CanvasChamp winner

I am pleased to announce the winner of a beautiful 8 x 10 canvas from CanvasChamp is Laura Dowden! 


Laura, please contact me to order your canvas.

Thank you all for entering!



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Vintage" houseplants and a planter makeover

I love houseplants -- real ones, and I have noticed that different varieties seem to go in and out of "style" over the years. I still love my ivy, from the Christopher Lowell Show 1990s, and have finally figured out how to keep it alive, but I wanted to add something a little more retro and found a larger leaf variety of Schefflera I wanted to try in the corner behind my couch.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Decorating with photographs

I love photography, and I love incorporating photographs into my decor--especially on canvas.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

CanvasPop giveaway winner

I am so pleased to announce the winner of a free 16 x 20 canvas from CanvasPop is Tammy Mabe Joyce!

There were 38 total entries between the blog and facebook page, and Tammy's first entry was number 2, which was chosen by a random number generator.

Thank you all who entered! Don't forget, you can still get 35% off at CanvasPop by entering the code ABOVERUBIES35 upon checkout.